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Moderate earthquake jolts Pakistan

world Updated: Dec 29, 2008 10:24 IST

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An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter scale jolted most parts of northwestern Pakistan on Monday morning, a seismological centre said.

The moderate earthquake also shook Pakistan's capital Islamabad, but there was no immediate report on casualties.

A seismological official told local Dawn TV channel that the epicentre of the earthquake was in the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan.